Understand this: Yoga dispenses a sinister frailty of howling swellsin hissing static that combusts into crawling shock heaps, to the effectof Mayhem performing Twin Peaks incidentals in a prairie recordedby The KLF. A brief description casts them as black metal s answerto Throbbing Gristle. The texture-based rendering of their compositionssails them on a strange sea between song and sound effect as itbobs along the waves like a dead man s bottled message. Aspects ofGoblin rehearsals in dead hills is interrupted as Monster Zero carvesmountain sides with lightning breath. Oscillating leads pummel intochurning riffs as if Caledonia was performed in an echo chamber near Lodi, New Jersey. The extrinsic properties of this work may resultin disambiguation.Aquarius Records said the follow about their last CD (which wasonly an EP): The sound of Yoga takes the lo-fi practice space recordings ofgrimmest of the black metal outfits and combines it with the murky,muddy, noise-drenched blur of bands like Wold... even further, renderingtheir sound so muted and lo-fidelity that even when they re blastingfuriously, it still sounds like a busted music box or an old blackmetal 78. And then there s the fact that Yoga spends a good amountof their time not blasting blackly, but instead, crafting synth-heavyGoblin-style film music, all throbbing bass and buzzing synths, creepyminor key melodies, and tons of haunting ambience. Those songs tooare wreathed in a foggy night-on-the-moors sort of murk [that] tiesthose closely to the more blackened ones. The strange combination of grim and Goblin; the tripped-out,fucked-up recording quality; the damaged arrangements; and thelooped, hypnotic quality turn Yoga into something totally out there,most likely way too abstract and psychedelic and deliriously lo-fi toappeal to folks looking for grim, buzzing blackness, but for the restof you, if you can try to imagine some impossible mix of Philip Jeck,Wold, Goblin, the Skaters, and some of the super weird EEE unblackbands, all produced by John Maus and Ariel Pink, then you will flipfor this.
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